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June 2021: In this Issue

Hello Readers, Happy June!

As I write this—near the end of May—it is grey, cold, and windy, the icy rain pellets have piled up like snow… but we have a fire in the woodstove.

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Community Connection Days!

By Claire Coté On April 23, to celebrate Earth Day, 37 youth and 29 adults gathered at the Questa Municipal Park and the adjacent Cisneros Youth and Family Center for

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June Update

Administrative Office Village community members will be seeing activity and the beginning developments of the new Dollar General Store that will be built across from CarQuesta in the coming months.

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JUNE: THE RETROGRADE DANCE

We launch our month with four retrogrades and end the month with four, two of them different than what we started with. The two that remain the same throughout the

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A Solar Road Trip

Recreational vehicles cost big bucks and are often big gas guzzlers. Can you even imagine traveling across the country in an RV, without regularly fueling up at gas stations? Well,

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Happy Juneteenth!

By CAROLINE YEZER June 19 is a US national holiday entitled National Freedom Day. To most Americans who celebrate it, it is better known as “Juneteenth,” a shortened version of

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Bird is the Word: JUNE 2021

By BRYCE FLANAGAN As spring turns to summer, we will see more and more hummingbirds visiting outdoor feeders as they migrate north. These tiny, shimmering beauties aren’t just natural wonders,

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BODY MIND SPIRIT: June 2021

OUR CONDITIONED WORLD We live in these bodies looking out through our eyes at the world surrounding us. In that seeing, we assess and assign labels that define what we

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Positive Thoughts: June 2021

June is LGBTQIA pride month (see page 17 to decode the acronym!). Life has given me many opportunities to ponder the seeming differences in people and the concurrent sameness—of wanting

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: June 2021

My Dad and Muhammad Ali It’s June! On the 20th, we honor our fathers. (Hopefully, we do that other days as well.) June 3rd this year marks the 5th anniversary

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Nobody’s Secret

By ANDIE MACLAREN Last July I had a visit from the woman I fell in love with when we were young, new teachers.I pulled up beside Rosel standing by the

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Remembering Stonewall

By CAROLINE YEZER June is Pride Month, when many LGBTQ+ communities of the world and their allies celebrate the freedom to love, exist, and express their identity. Pride marches and

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Confused by Gender Categories?

By CAROLINE YEZER Miscommunication is one of the barriers to understanding new aspects of the LGBTQ movement. We have put in a vocabulary of sorts to help those who are

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We can do it!

By JANIE CORINNE And what, might you ask, can we do? We can protect our kids from alcohol. Kids and alcohol don’t mix. We might assume that our kids are

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Poet Elizabeth Weber

Elizabeth Weber has published three collections of poetry, Small Mercies, The Burning House, and Porthole Views: Watercolors and Poems (a collaboration with artist Hazel Stoeckeler). Her poems and essays have

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Questa Creative Council Update

The Questa Creative Council is dedicated to strengthening community through arts, culture, history, and education. Northern New Mexico Music: Past & Present Concert By MARTHA SHEPP The virtual Facebook Live

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